From the Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 21
Listen to Live
Again he began to teach beside the sea. And a very large crowd gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat in it on the sea, and the whole crowd was beside the sea on the land. And he was teaching them many things in parables, and in his teaching he said to them: “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. And as he sowed, some seed fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured it. Other seed fell on rocky ground, where it did not have much soil, and immediately it sprang up, since it had no depth of soil. And when the sun rose, it was scorched, and since it had no root, it withered away. Other seed fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no grain. And other seeds fell into good soil and produced grain, growing up and increasing and yielding thirtyfold and sixtyfold and a hundredfold.” And he said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:1-9
Living in God’s word requires living out God’s word as we live from God’s word. God’s word is like a seed that falls into the soil of our hearts and grows there, influencing how we think, talk and travel through this life. The Bible says that “as a man thinks in his heart, that’s the way he is going to be.” Proverbs 23:7 This born-again life is lived in a relationship with the Spirit of God and the Holy Spirit lives by a different rule book or playbook than this world does. The Holy Spirit functions in the passion, purpose, power and perspective of heaven, not here. God’s word is the passion, purpose, and perspective of heaven that releases the power of God in this life. When we come into agreement with God’s word we can live in agreement with the Holy Spirit and that’s powerful. When we let God’s word form our understanding about life we can accomplish the undertaking of living this life in God’s power, from God’s perspective for God’s purposes and in God’s passion enjoying heaven here and now. Let God’s word sink deep into the heart and live from what He says. Listen to live.